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Tour of the MuseumTour of the Museum

Take a step by step tour through Lyme Regis Museum...

History of Lyme Regis in Museum Objects

In 2010 Neil Ferguson, Director of the British Museum, presented a series...

Fossils and RocksFossils and Rocks

Here be dinosaurs! The museum’s geology gallery contains a wealth of fossils and tells of the early...

Mary AnningMary Anning

Mary Anning (1799-1847), born on the site of the Museum, is the most famous female fossilist...

JRR TolkienLyme's Literary and Artistic Connections

Lyme has long been a magnet for artists and writers...

The Bindon Landslip

In 1840 Lyme geologists  Conybeare and  Buckland produced the first ever fully scientific report about a major landslip...

Jane Austen dollJane Austen

Jane Austen (1775-1817) was one of Lyme's most famous and best-loved visitors...

John Gould

John Gould FRS of Lyme who became a leading ornithologist and influenced Charles Darwin..

Civil War and RebellionCivil War and Rebellion

On two occasions in the 17th century Lyme sprang into national prominence...

The Sea and the Cobb

The town's fortunes have always been closely bound up with the sea.


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The new Mary Anning Wing   

Read about our exciting plans for the Museum and how you can get involved.
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Guided Fossil Walks

With Paddy Howe
and Chris Andrew
2016 dates now available

Museum events

Fossil polishing,
talks and much more

Mary Anning Walks

Follow in Mary's footsteps
with Natalie Manifold

Lyme History Walks

Discover Lyme's fascinating
history with Chris Lovejoy


Current exhibitions
plus -
See what you may have missed

People & Places

Read about the people
and buildings of Lyme.
*** New Articles *** - Lyme's Battle with the Sea

Serious fossil stuff

From ammonites to ichthyosaurs and much more


with Marine Biologist 
Chris Andrew

The Museum Blog

Lyme Regis Museum in the National Media!
The story of the Mary Anning token, now on display in Lyme Regis Museum, was picked up by no fewer than three major national newspapers this week: The Daily Telegraph carried an article The fitting...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 13 November 2015
EVENTS: Coming up in November
Talks Thursday 12th November at 2.30pm in Woodmead Hall: Images of Dartmoor. The life, history and legends of the moor by Dartmoor National Park guide Tony Burges. Exhibition Currently on display i...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 01 November 2015
NEW IN THE MUSEUM: Mystery Find on Beach
This small metal disc was found on Church Cliff beach, Lyme Regis, by detectorist Phil Goodwin who has kindly donated it to the Museum. The inscription raises the intriguing possibility that it may ha...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 27 October 2015
Half Term Treats at the Museum
There will be lots to do at Lyme Regis Museum over half-term: on Tuesday 27th, and Thursday 29th, children’s craft activities and fossil polishing will be on offer. The museum’s HUG group (Help Us Gr...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 20 October 2015
The Bearded Lady Project
"The Bearded Lady Project" is a documentary film and photographic project celebrating the work of female paleontologists and highlighting the challenges and obstacles they face. Recently a team of Ame...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 01 October 2015